ARTbutt is a clothing and textile art project exploring elements of slow fashion and couture techniques, often through the unexpectedly versatile medium of underwear.

Design is approached as a playful and inquisitive process that is further inspired through different editorial explorations.  ARTbutt's final ready-to-wear commercial garments draw their inspiration directly from these initial one-of-a-kind first drafts.


ARTbutt is essential nonsense…nonsense made into essentials, for the essential art of expression.  It’s not a means to an end, but means for your end.

All ARTbutt products are designed by Anya Ferring and thoughtfully produced in NYC using organic cottons and recycled or deadstock fabrics.  ARTbutt waves the sustainable flag, implementing zero waste principles as much as possible from the start into the design process. Wherever possible our mantra remains: SHORTEN SUPPLY CHAIN! REGIONALIZE SUPPLY CHAIN! SCALE IT DOWN!

Even though the name may be cheeky, Anya takes the design, sourcing, and production of all ARTbutt products very seriously.  With over a decade of experience in the fashion industry and a previous career in the environmental nonprofit sector, the ARTbutt project combines her greatest lifelong passions—sustainabilty + design—into one joyful pursuit.

To learn more about the specific materials used in your ARTbutt style of choice, please refer to the item description on its corresponding product page or feel free to ask us directly at  For additional questions, please also check out our FAQ

Inquiring minds can also check out our origin story.